We recently mentioned how you could make your own Deep Zoom using the Deep Zoom Composer. Now comes and even easier way. With PhotoZoom, a new web-based service, you can easily create albums either by uploading photos from your PC or by importing photos from an RSS feed, like perhaps the one you have at a photo-sharing site like flickr.
Then, using PhotoZoom, you can create albums from a set of photos where your set becomes a collage, built with Silverlight, that you can pan around and zoom in and out of, just like the Hard Rock Cafe Memorabilia site.
You can email your album to a friend, or, thanks to the guys at LiveSide, you can embed it on your own site by following these 3 steps:
- View your zooming album on PhotoZoom, so that the url reads: photozoom.mslivelabs.com/Album.aspx?alias=XXX&album=X
- View the page source and find the following: "silverlight.services.live.com"
- Copy the entire iframe code, which will look something like this:
<iframe src=https://silverlight.services.live.com/invoke/14030/<string>/iframe.html originalAttribute="src" originalPath="https://silverlight.services.live.com/invoke/14030/<string>/iframe.html "
scrolling="no" frameborder="0" width="800" height="600"></iframe>
You can customize the width and height as required, then just paste your code into your own website/blog etc.
See an embedded PhotoZoom in action here.